The Stupid Fish
How To Inspire A Love Of Learning For Your Preschooler, Part 3We will not sugar coat this, ALLOW PLAY TO BE FUN AND INTERESTING! Do you learn better when you are bored OR having fun? Did you say "having fun?...
How To Inspire A Love Of Learning For Your Preschooler, PART 2A love of learning is something that most of us really want to see our kids develop and grow into, wouldn't you say? Imagine the possibilities the...
How To Inspire A Love Of Learning For Your Preschooler, Part 1
We’re going to explore some of the best ways to encourage your child to be curious about the world around him or her.
Does My Child Need To Know How To Read Before Kindergarten?
Does my child need to know how to read before kindergarten?
Oh boy, this is a scary thought, right? Three of my four kiddos (pictured above) went to public kindergarten, my fourth child has been homeschooled since day one. Do you have a child going into kindergarten? I can remember being worried about my kids being ready. Are they ready academically, socially, and what should they know before going to kindergarten? Uggghhh! The stress!
What happens when a child is play-deprived in early childhood development?First, what is play? The Oxford Languages defines play as: "engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical ...
Should I Lead or Support My Child's Play?
Leading play sounds like something that is good and that we should be doing as child care providers, teachers, parents, and guardians, but when we dive further into it, you will see, what it really is and what effects it has on your child. Read more to see the difference between leading play and supporting play with your child!
The #1 Thing To Stop Worrying About With Your Preschooler
Are you a worried parent?
You are not alone! Parents have so many things to worry about. I think the list can look something like this: is my child developing appropriately, are they learning enough, are they eating well, will they make friends, I am doing it all wrong, how do I support my child emotionally, and on and on! Well, we hope to put an end to one of these worries today! The number one thing to stop worrying about today, is: Is my child learning enough?
3 Simple Ways to Inspire Confidence In Your ChildRaising Confident Kids! This can be a touchy subject for some. Is it for you? It is something that maybe we don't think about on a conscious leve...
The Stupid Fish Toy Shoppe: A Heartfelt Story of a Mother and Kids
Hi, my name is Bonnie. My handsome husband and I have been married for 23+ years and we have 4 wonderful kids. We have homeschooled our kids for the past 10 years. The older three have graduated high school and I am currently homeschooling our youngest, who is 13 (at the time that I have written this blog). I am the owner of the educational toy store called The Stupid Fish. My passion is teaching kids, and that's why I opened up a hands-on learning store for them! We have all sorts of things from math games, to art supplies, to toys for spelling and toys for building fun! Keep reading to find out our "why" for the name: The Stupid Fish!
The Four Learning Styles You Should Know and Why
Four learning styles you should know and why! Are you curious to know what makes your child excited to learn? Are you inquisitive about what style of learning helps your child retain information the best?
Well, you are about to be able to figure that all out! It turns out, there are four, main learning styles (or preferences).